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Instagram Working On ‘Exclusive Stories’ For Subscribers, Similar To Twitter’s Super Follow Feature

Instagram could be jumping on the paid subscription bandwagon with ‘Exclusive Stories’ so creators can monetise their content – the feature seems similar to Twitter’s recently launched Super Follow feature.

Instagram is reportedly working at the ability to allow creators to adapt their Instagram stories with ‘select’ content, which could work along these lines that Twitter’s Super Follow highlight works. The service which currently allows followers to see all the content on a story could soon restrict access to some stories to subscribers, according to a recent leak.

The principal hint that the picture and video sharing platform was working with such a feature was first shared as of late by Twitter client Alessandro Paluzzi who is known for uncovering features on famous applications by figuring out them. At that point, Paluzzi had shared a screen capture of a discourse on the Instagram application that gave indications of another feature called ‘Exclusive Story’.

Paluzzi also shared extra pictures of the feature that is at present being created, with a dialog box that informs users that only members of a particular group (hinting at an exclusive fan club) can access. Another screenshot also shows a suggestion to save exclusive stories to Story Highlights on a profile “so fans always have something to see when they join”. The tipster also claims that a user will not be able to screenshot ‘Exclusive Stories’.

While the feature could eventually launch for beta testers on the application, it is unclear at this whether each Instagram user would have the option to use the help. While features like swiping up on stories to share joins were restricted to Instagram accounts with in excess of 10,000 adherents, the organization as of late started testing sharing connections in stories for all users. The latest leak from Paluzzi shows a new ‘Subscribe’ button on a user’s profile, which is expected to show up when a user has a fan club.

While Instagram as of late confirmed to TechCrunch that the organization was dealing with a component, the organization expressed that the screen captures were just “internal prototypes”. The company also reportedly declined to comment on specific details about its plans and that it was “not at a place to talk about the project yet”. The feature isn’t even available for alpha testers on Android, and it could completely change by the time the feature is launched by the company.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri has recently expressed that the organization is taking a gander at other monetization features like tipping, memberships and Non Fungible Tokens (or NFT). It appears as though the organization could be investigating marked substance, subsidiary showcasing, gated content, tips and installment type items that could integrate with users’ content like IGTV and Reels, as indicated by the report.